Job: Assistant Professor at Cal State, Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach
Assistant Professor of Political Science (Political Theory)
Application Deadline: October 1, 2017


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Ph.D. in Political Science or appropriate related discipline with specialization in Political Theory. 
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2018.
  • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, effective teaching.
  • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, successful research and publication.
  • Experience with, or demonstrated potential for, effective participation in faculty governance. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of broad training in the canon of Western political theory. 
  • Evidence of ability for excellence in teaching and research grounded in political theory and focusing on topics central to the discipline at large: e.g., ancient, modern, and contemporary theories;democratic theory; critical race theory; immigration; the carceral state; postcolonial theory; identity; hybridity; intersectionality; queer theory; deconstruction’s focus on alterity; globalization, and neoliberalism. 
  • Evidence of ability to effectively teach current University course offerings in political theory at the undergraduate and graduate levels (e.g., Classical Political Theory, Modern Political Theory, Recent Political Theory, Senior Seminar in Political Theory, and Graduate Seminar in Political Theory).
  • Evidence of ability to develop new course offerings in political theory that engage issues of diversity, particularly as related to race and ethnicity. 
  • Evidence of support for and/or experience related to the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of its diverse student body.
  • Evidence of ability to engage in research leading to conference participation and publication.
  • Evidence of interest in and/or experience with department, college, university and community service.


A complete position listing can be found here.


All required documentation should be submitted electronically here:


Requests for information should be addressed to: Teresa Wright, Department Chair and Professor at (562) 985-4705 or E-Mail:


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